HC Deb 23 May 1990 vol 173 cc206-7W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to the reply of 3 May,Official Report, column 635, about income support deductions for non-payment of poll tax, how many people have had deductions of (a) more than £5 per week, (b) £4 to £5 per week, (c) £3 to £4 per week, (d) £2 to £3 per week, (e) £1 to £2 per week and (f) less than £1 per week.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

Deductions from income support in respect of community charge liability are made at one of two rates: either £1.85 in respect of individual liability or £2.75 in respect of the joint and several liability of a couple, both of whom are on income support. The information required to break the figure provided in the earlier reply into these categories is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.